# length of each stick

• Nov 1st 2008, 07:26 AM
Mccoy31
length of each stick
There are 3 sticks. First stick is half of the second stick. Second stick is 6 inches more than the third stick. Total length of all sticks is 44 inches. What is the length in inches of each stick?
• Nov 1st 2008, 07:50 AM
masters
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Originally Posted by Mccoy31
There are 3 sticks. First stick is half of the second stick. Second stick is 6 inches more than the third stick. Total length of all sticks is 44 inches. What is the length in inches of each stick?

Hello Mccoy,

Let x = length of 2nd stick.

Let $\frac{1}{2}x$ = length of 1st stick.

Let $\frac{1}{2}x-6$ = length of 3rd stick.

Let 44 = total length.

Now we have $x+\frac{1}{2}x+\frac{1}{2}x-6=44$

Can you finish?
• Nov 1st 2008, 08:02 AM
Mccoy31
Thanks a lot! yeah I can finish it